These are the terms and conditions of Parkers Solicitors Limited (“PSL”). They apply to use of the website and any ecommerce transactions on the website. The terms apply to all areas of our work.
- Contracting from our website
1.1 If you take a chargeable service from our website your contract is with Parkers Solicitors Limited 33 Wellington Rd South, Stockport SK1 3RP, company number 07293278, tel 0161 477 9451, email: firstname.lastname@example.org VAT number 373 934 916. We are solicitors regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, SRA number 5453740.
1.2 In addition to the terms below any terms of engagement we send to you will also apply to form the contract between us. In addition some clients instruct us on:-
(a) a conditional fee agreement basis – then our conditional fee agreement will apply and/or
(b) a pre-litigation contingency fee agreement then our contingency fee agreement – pre issue of proceedings will apply
If either or both of these apply those terms apply in addition to the terms and conditions of this agreement.
1.3 When you contact us on the website it will be clear at the point where you purchase our services whether this is a chargeable service/digital download or on the basis set out at paragraph 1.2(a) or (b) above. It will also be clear when you are committed to pay on the site.
- No Cancellation Rights
2.1 If you are buying services from us on line and you are dealing as a consumer rather than purchasing for a business, the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 may apply.
2.2 Due to the nature of our services you acknowledge that if you buy a digital download or take any services they will start immediately. As the services will have been supplied/performed instantly or soon thereafter there is no right to cancel and by taking the service you expressly confirm you accept the services will start immediately and are not cancellable. This does not affect your statutory rights in relation to any quality of service issues.
- Solicitor/Client Retainer
3.1 If the services we shall provide to you shall form a solicitor/client relationship we will need to undertake a conflict check before we can take on the engagement. If we find there is a conflict or we otherwise cannot take you on as a client we will let you know and will refund any money you have paid via the website. In all cases we reserve to reject any order for services from you. In addition as stated above in paragraph 1 you may be required to accept our additional terms mentioned in paragraph 1 above. If so you agree to sign such terms or indicate your acceptance of them. Which terms apply to you will be made clear on the website.
3.2 In addition we are required to undertake an identity check for all new clients where a solicitor/client relationship is created. You will be asked for passport or driving licence and a recent utility bill with home address either certified by a local solicitor or uploaded to us for an on line credit check. Again any supply of services by us is subject to such ID check being satisfactory.
4.1 You pay us the fees set out clearly on the website. All fees are shown including any value added tax. Fees on the website are current at the date of purchase. If you enter into a conditional fee agreement or pre-litigation contingency agreement (see paragraph 1 above) this will be made clear on the site and the fee arrangements are as set out in those agreements which will prevail if there is any conflict with these terms.
4.2 In performance of your instructions there are sometimes monies solicitors must lay out on your behalf. Such monies are called disbursements eg: court issue fees. You will be required to pay the disbursement outlay on request and we will be entitled to suspend performance of your instructions pending you placing us cleared funds to pay disbursements. If you have entered into a CFA with us, you will see a similar provision applies.
- Use of Website
5.1 All use of the website is on these terms. If you do not agree to these conditions cease use of the site immediately.
5.2 We do our best to ensure all information on the Site is accurate. If you find any inaccurate information on the Site let us know and we will correct it, where we agree, as soon as practicable.
5.3 You should ensure information you send to us is accurate and should independently verify any information on the site before relying upon it. We make no representations that information is accurate and up to date nor complete and accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by inaccurate information to the fullest extent permissible by applicable law.
5.4 The site contains copyright material, trade names and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, graphics and may in future include video, graphics, music and sound. The entire contents of the site are protected by copyright law. We, or our licensors, own copyright and/or database right in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, nor in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part except as provided in these Terms.
5.5 You may download information from the site for your own personal use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without our express permission and that of the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyright material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyright material.
5.6 Parkers Solicitors and any logos on this site are our trade names. You may not use those names without our consent.
5.7 If we provide hypertext links to other sites are operated by other people, using such a link means you are leaving our site and we take no responsibility for, and give no warranties, guarantees or representations in respect of linked sites.
5.8 We provide most information on this site free of any access charge. Whether not you are charged for the information provided on the site, it is provided on the basis we have no liability for the information given to the fullest extent permitted by law. Where we provide a chargeable service to you we accept liability for direct loss arising from our not having used reasonable skill and care in the provision of such services up to the price you have paid us in any year, in the year of claim. The limitations and exclusions in this clause 5 are in addition to any such provisions in any additional terms of engagement, conditional fee or other agreement referenced in clause 1 above.
5.9 In no event shall we be liable to you for non litigation work for any indirect or consequential loss, loss of profit, revenue or good will arising from your use of the site or information on the Site. Subject as provided below, all terms implied by law are excluded. We accept liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or responsibility for fraudulent misrepresentation that cannot, under English law, be excluded.
6.1 We are registered for holding personal data with the Information Commissioner and are fully compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other data protection legislation. Our registration number is Z258534X. As solicitors we are also subject to strict confidentiality and regulatory requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
6.3 When you supply data to us from the site we use that data to process your order or deal with your request. We do not sell your data to any third parties. However we will add your contact details to our database and contact you about similar products/services in which you may be interested. You will always be given a chance to unsubscribe when we contact you in this fashion and at any time on 30 days’ emailed notice to us we will remove you from our database except where we need to keep your records for legal reasons such as to retain a client file.
6.4 Such data you supply to us may be passed to our IT contractors, advisers and third party consultants and self employed staff but they will ensure it is held fully in compliance with the law.
6.5 We store client data at our offices or otherwise under our control taking appropriate security measures.
7.1 You may only use your own payment card and not someone else’s and you may only order for yourself on the site.
7.2 You must be 18 years (or older if the age of majority is older in your country).
7.3 English law shall apply to these terms, notwithstanding the jurisdiction where you are based. You irrevocably agree that the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these Terms and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the English courts. The place of performance shall be England. The dispute resolution procedures in the engagement letter, conditional fee or contingency agreements referred to in paragraph 1 above shall apply and in particular complaints should first be made to the Client Care Officer, email email@example.com.
7.4 We make no warranty or guarantee that the site or information available over it complies with laws other than those of England. We are insured as solicitors to advise on English law only. You should take your own legal advice in your home state if you are abroad or the action relates to activities abroad. It is your responsibility to give us full information about your case so we can properly advise you.
7.5 Any formal legal notices should be sent to us at the address disclosed at paragraph 1.1 above.
7.6 Failure by us to enforce a right does not result in waiver of such right.
7.7 You may not assign or transfer your rights under this agreement.
7.8 We may amend these Terms at any time by posting a variation on the Site. However amendment to any conditional fee or contingency agreement will be by agreement in writing signed by both parties.
Further information on these conditions or any queries on them can be obtained from:
Parkers Solicitors Limited 33 Wellington Rd S, Stockport SK1 3RP, company number 07293278, tel 0161 477 9451, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkers Solicitors Limited is a company registered in England,. Company Number 07293278, VAT number 373 934 916
Parkers is Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority – SRA no 5453740